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Marine Dr, Colombo, Sri Lanka
My boyfriend, Aruna, and I were halfway through our two month stay in Sri Lanka when he came down with a vicious stomach bacteria and fever. We left the beaches of the south coast and returned to Colombo, the hot-sticky capitol city, to rest at...
Weligama, Sri Lanka
If interested in to see, photograph, touch and increase your knowledge in snake, this is the place . Snake farm is the only farm of this type in Sri Lanka and it has a special dispensation to keep Snakes (not normally allowed in Sri Lanka) as the...
Polhena Beach, Sri Lanka
Stilt fishing is a tradition on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The fishermen sit on a cross bar called a petta that tied to a vertical pole driven into the coral reef. The men fish with either rods or just string. The catch is either a variety...
Panama, Sri Lanka
The east coast of Sri Lanka boasts amazing scenery as well as some fabulous surf. This area was frequently visited by wild elephants and we'd often surf under the watchful eyes of the monkeys. Periods of no surf meant hanging out on the giant...
Station Rd, Haputale, Sri Lanka
Seeing Sri Lanka by train (first-class from Haputale to Hatton: $14) is surprisingly luxurious! My car comes with tilting seats, (on-and-off-again) wi-fi (not unlike AT&T service in Chicago!), windows that open, ceiling fans and a flat-screen tv....
Sri Pada / Adam's Peak, Sri Lanka
Adam’s Peak is a mountain in Central Sri Lanka that is a holy site to Buddhists, Christians, Hindus and Muslims: the large footprint at the top was left by either Adam, Lord Shiva or Buddha, depending upon who you ask. Climbing the mountain is an...
Hatton, Sri Lanka
Train travel in Sri Lanka is like stepping back in time - old locomotives, old tracks, and slow service. But it's the best way to really see the middle of the country. Some stations like this one in Hatton are really busy - and you have to be...
Nanuoya, Sri Lanka
A visit to Sri Lanka's Hill Country is not complete without experiencing at least part of the train journey from Kandy to Badulla. The scenery changes as the train rounds each corner and with time of day, unfolding panoramas of tea plantations...
Hantana Rd, Sri Lanka
The Ceylon Tea Museum is located in an old tea factory in Hantane, on the outskirts of Kandy. The entrance fee includes a guided tour of the building, introducing both the machinery of the 19th century and the process of making tea. The optional...
Kandy, Sri Lanka
I was invited for a stay at a boutique hotel in the Kandy known as ‘The Theva Residency'. Glistening atop the splendor of the ‘Hantane’ hills with idyllic views of the Kandy town and surrounding mountains, the journey to Theva Residencies was a...
30 Saranankara Rd, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Freedom Lodge is near the lake, but just up the street and away from the loud road. Beware: at the train station, there are many tuk-tuks willing to take you to a hotel or guesthouse that is (too) close to the action downtown, but Freedom Lodge is...
B199, Rambukkana 71100, Sri Lanka
Each day, the 90 elephants living at the Pinnewala Orphanage are led from their feeding grounds to the nearby Maha Oya (Maha River) to bathe. The elephants are split in to two groups so half get to go to the river in the morning and the other half...